Harvard racks up postseason honors

first_imgThe Harvard football team may have fallen short of their goal of the 2009 Ivy League Championship, but the Crimson certainly dominated the postseason awards with four players named to the New England Football Writers’ Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-Star Team and 19 members of the team named All-Ivy League.Harvard’s four All-New England FCS selections, which included offensive lineman James Williams ’10, defensive tackle and team captain Carl Ehrlich ’10, linebacker Jon Takamura ’10, and defensive back Derrick Barker ’10, was tied with New Hampshire and Holy Cross for the most selections of any school.Of the 19 All-Ivy selections, an achievement that tied for the third-most in league history, five were named to the first team, 10 were named to the second team, and four were honorable mention selections.Both the two-time All-American Williams and Barker were also named to the All-Ivy first team, and were joined by offensive lineman Ben Sessions ’10, running back Gino Gordon ’11, and next year’s team captain, Collin Zych ’11.Highlighting the awards was freshman running back Treavor Scales, who was named to the second team and honored as the Ivy League Rookie of the Year after recording 485 yards on 108 carries and five touchdowns in his first season at Harvard despite sharing carries with the Ivy League’s top rusher, Gordon. Scales finished the season sixth in the league in rushing yards and third in rushing touchdowns.For a complete list of Harvard’s All-Ivy selections, visit GoCrimson.com.last_img read more

St. John’s faces tough test vs No. 21 Creighton

first_img February 7, 2020 St. John’s faces tough test vs No. 21 Creighton TEAM LEADERS: Creighton’s Ty-Shon Alexander has averaged 16.4 points and 5.7 rebounds while Marcus Zegarowski has put up 15.6 points and 5.1 assists. For the Red Storm, LJ Figueroa has averaged 14.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 steals while Rasheem Dunn has put up 11.1 points.LOVE FOR LJ: Figueroa has connected on 35.2 percent of the 142 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 10 of 23 over his last three games. He’s also made 68.1 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: St. John’s is 0-8 when scoring fewer than 68 points and 13-2 when scoring at least 68.ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Bluejays have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Red Storm. Creighton has 46 assists on 75 field goals (61.3 percent) over its previous three contests while St. John’s has assists on 39 of 77 field goals (50.6 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The St. John’s offense has recorded a turnover on only 16.4 percent of its possessions, which is the 28th-lowest rate in the nation. The Creighton defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 17.7 percent of all possessions (ranked 287th among Division I teams).___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSt. John’s (13-10, 2-8) vs. No. 21 Creighton (17-6, 6-4)CHI Health Center Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska; Saturday, 6 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 21 Creighton presents a tough challenge for St. John’s. St. John’s has won one of its four games against ranked teams this season. Creighton lost 73-56 on the road to Providence on Wednesday. Associated Press last_img read more

Narayan Ramdhani in Mexico

first_imgGUYANA’S top Badminton player, Narayan Ramdhani was selected by the Pan American Badminton Federation to attend a High Level Player Development Camp in Aguascalientes, Mexico from September 15 to 20.The camp will be conducted by a high level coach from Nederland twice daily.This is a great step for Narayan as he will be training with some of Pan Am top-ranked players like: Kevin Cordon of Guatemala and Osleni Guerrero of Cuba.After the camp, Narayan will then participate in the VII International Mexicano 2017 Championships which will be held at the Gimnasio Olimpico de Cd Deportiva Aguascalientes, Mexico between September 21 and 25.Narayan has started his second year in Vancouver, Canada training at Shuttlesport.last_img

Assistant coach Gerry McNamara fueled Andrew White to break his single-season 3-point record

first_img Published on March 15, 2017 at 11:10 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Comments Before transferring to Syracuse, Andrew White had rarely been in a practice gym with a shooter better than himself. The All-Big Ten honorable mention player shot 41.2 percent from behind the arc last season at Nebraska.His percentage dipped slightly in his lone season at Syracuse, but the quantity of his makes has increased. And when the ball swished through the net with 8:40 left in the Orange’s 90-77 win over North Carolina-Greensboro, White put himself atop SU’s record book for most 3-pointers in a season.White broke SU assistant coach Gerry McNamara’s record, which stood at 107. Throughout the year, the two have battled in shooting contests, pushing White to his record-setting season, which now sits at 109 deep balls. McNamara is one of the few people who has shot better than White in a competition.“I’m ashamed to say on camera, G-Mac has got me a lot in practice in competitive shooting,” White said. “… To have a coach in there 30-plus years old to beat you in shooting, that’s humbling. I think that’s helped me more than anything.”No. 1 seed SU (19-14, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) rode White’s 34 points to a 13-point victory over the No. 8 seed Spartans (25-10, 14-4 Southern) in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament on Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome. White went 7-of-9 from behind the arc and finished with his second most points in a game this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarlier in the year, White and McNamara held a competition in which each had to make five straight 3-pointers from a spot on the floor before moving to the next location. White made 35 straight. McNamara made 41.“That was probably the most intense shooting competition I’ve ever done,” White said. “… To shoot 99 percent and lose, that’s tough.”Playing in front of Syracuse’s worst crowd of the season, 4,288, White’s smooth 3-point delivery was one of the only things that regularly lifted fans to their feet. He hit back-to-back 3s less than eight minutes in to push Syracuse’s lead from one to seven. When UNCG inched back within two points, White hit another.“Typical,” freshman forward Taurean Thompson said.Jacob Greenfeld | Asst. Photo EditorWhite’s next 3-pointer capped off a 12-0 SU run, which began when the Orange fell behind by one. All season long he’s been Syracuse’s go-to player and amid SU’s first win in a do-or-die situation, White once again rose to the occasion.“He’s shooting the ball,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “When he gets going like that, he doesn’t miss many.”After possessing a 10-point halftime lead, the Orange rolled to victory as UNCG never got closer than seven points in the second half. White was at the forefront of SU’s offensive attack as his teammates combined to shoot just 2-for-12 from behind the arc.Now that White has placed himself in Syracuse’s record books, his place among SU’s best shooters can be debated. Boeheim compared him to Demetris Nichols, who played from 2003-07 and made 100 long balls in his senior season. Like White’s, Nichols’ final season ended in the NIT.For the 16th time this season, White played the entire game. Without any eligibility beyond the Orange’s next loss, he knows his college career is winding down. And regardless of being in the wrong postseason event, he wants to end on a strong note, a note that’s been boosted by his competitions with McNamara.“This is my tournament,” White said. “That’s sad to say but it is so I’m going to make sure I come out here and give my best effort.”MORE COVERAGEGallery: Syracuse stiff-arms North Carolina-Greensboro, 90-77, in NIT openerWhat Syracuse players did during snowstorm StellaJim Boeheim on the NIT’s experimental rules: ‘It makes no sense’Syracuse fights off NCAA Tournament disappointment to beat UNC-Greensboro, 90-77, in NIT openerThe Final Word: Beat writers discuss takeaways from Syracuse’s 90-77 win over UNC-Greensborocenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more